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Latest News : Aug 11, 2022
Happy Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is an auspicious day that celebrates the unbreakable bond between a brother and a sister. The true meaning of the festival resonates from its literal translation that reads ‘safety’ and ‘bond’. On this day, sisters from most parts of the Indian subcontinent, tie a talisman, or an amulet, called rakhi, around the wrists of their brothers, who in return reward their sisters with gifts and the promise to protect them from every difficult situation in their lives. However, with the changing times, many sisters have taken it upon themselves to promise theirs the same.
 
Raksha Bandhan History 

Amongst the many historical references for the celebration of Raksha Bandhan, one of most popular stories is linked to the Mughal period, the widowed Empress of Chittor, Karnavati, could not bear the crisis in her state and sent a Rakhi to Mughal emperor Humayun. With the help of this gesture, she sought help to protect her state against the attack of Bahadur Shah of Gujarat. Accordingly, Humayun sent a huge army to protect his sister. 

It is also believed that Draupadi once tore a strip of her saree and tied it to Krishna’s bleeding wrist. From them onwards, Krishna declared her his sister and also protected her, when she was publicly humiliated by the Kauravas, after being gambled away in a dice game by her husbands. 
 
Raksha Bandhan is also associated with the birth of Goddess Santoshi, and the relationship between Goddess Santoshi and King Bali. Along with that, one of the popular beliefs also lies in the relationship between Lord Yama and Yamuna. Following the death of Lord Yama, Yamuna ties an amulet around Yama’s wrist and bestows immortality.

 

Latest News : Aug 02, 2022
Message from LPS of USA President

Dear LPS of USA members,

Jai Shree Krishna!

Hope this message finds you and your family in good health!

First, I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to you and my fellow board of directors for the trust and the opportunity to serve as the president of the LPS of USA for one-year term of 2022-2023, which started during the Annual Summit in Independence, MO on July 31, 2022.

With that, I would like to bring full transparency of a major fraud incident that has occurred with LPS of USA’s Bank of America convention account. Our association is a victim of fraudulent ACH debits in the amount of $154,855 between the period of 12/23/2021 and 02/25/2022. As we found out about the fraudulent transactions, the following steps have been taken:

(1)  We have notified the bank about the unauthorized ACH transactions.

(2)  The convention account is frozen till further notice.

(3)  Police report has been filed.

(4)  Reported to the state attorney website for cyber and fraudulent charges.

(5)  We have retained legal counsel to help with recovering the funds from Bank of  America just in case LPS of USA is denied the credit back to the account.

I wanted to make the members aware of the situation, and assure you that we are doing everything possible to recover the amount that we have lost as a victim of fraudulent activities. We will continue to send you periodic updates of the situation as we receive them.

Thank you for your understanding about the situation. If there are any questions in this matter, please reach out to me at any time.

At your service,

Hitesh Patel

(Gaam: Bajipura)

President

LPS of USA

Ph: 580. 618. 6500